East Broadway

East Broadway Subway Tiles Free of Disgusting Deposits

Posted January 20, 2021 at 5:02 am

Down in the bowels of the East Broadway subway station, those hideous wall monsters are now a thing of the past. For years, the tunnel tiling devolved into a complete mess. Conditions were ripe for the formation of brown, slug-like deposits that grew ever larger by the week. Until this month, coincidentally the 85th anniversary […]

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Heavy Winds Damage Elevator Motor Room at Seward Park Co-op

Last modified December 25, 2020 at 12:13 pm

The heavy storm that blew through Christmas Eve damaged one of the Seward Park Co-op buildings on East Broadway. A resident informed us this morning the elevator motor room atop 208 East Broadway lost some of its roof during the high winds last night. The debris fell into the playground area below. However, we’re told […]

When ‘Forward’ Lit the Way on East Broadway

Last modified December 2, 2020 at 11:08 am

There was a time when the lights burned bright above East Broadway. And we’re not talking about the sign for 169 Bar. Indeed, the iconic Jewish Daily Forward building at 175 East Broadway – designated a city landmark in 1983 – once boasted rooftop lighting that may have rivaled those of the Atlantic City boardwalk. […]

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‘7 Elephants’ Brings Thai to East Broadway

Posted November 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s been two years since Malt & Mold quit the Lower East Side. Now, its former store on East Broadway is no longer vacant, ready for the next step. Storefront awning and branded paper in the windows of 221 East Broadway advertise the newcomer – a Thai spot called 7 Elephants. The restaurant – situated […]

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Hundreds Converge on East Broadway to Mourn Influential Rabbi

Posted November 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

Hundreds converged on the Lower East Side yesterday morning to pay last respects to Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, a religious luminary who passed away Friday at the age of 91. It was a sea of black hats and suits – Orthodox Jews – who assembled along East Broadway near Rutgers Street. The funeral ceremony took place […]

Looking at the Luxury Conversion of the Former Bialystoker Nursing Home

Posted October 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Conversion of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home is well underway on East Broadway. Work commenced a year ago, but visible progress is now palpable. The landmark building – designated as such in 2013 – is encased in scaffolding, elevator shaft, and cranes, and windows busted out. In the near future, it will yield more luxury […]

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Petisco Vegano to Close Tomorrow, Blaming ‘Difficult’ Landlord

Posted October 19, 2020 at 5:03 am

Petisco Vegano, the reimagined iteration of Cafe Petisco, this week joins the rank of restaurant closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Last day in business is tomorrow (October 20). Ownership took to Instagram Friday evening with a screed blaming the landlord for making it “extremely difficult for us to operate” since March. Apparently, there was […]

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Swapping those Disgusting Subway Tiles at East Broadway Station

Posted October 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

The oft-neglected East Broadway subway station is getting something of a facelift. No more wall-sucking sludge monsters. Indeed, for years these shit-brown deposits subsisted on the subway wall tiles. Growing bigger with each passing year. But now, some much-needed attention. As part of the renovation plan of the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Rutgers Tube – which connects […]

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Ice & Vice ‘Unable to Overcome’ Pandemic Challenges, Closing November 1

Posted October 14, 2020 at 5:15 am

Ice & Vice is a goner, another in a long line of local small businesses succumbing to the challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. The seven-year-old dessert endeavor announced the news last week on Instagram, noting that the final day in business for its three locations is November 1. “As hard as we’ve tried, we […]

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Fridays Under $40: Big Night Out (or How it Once Was)

Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:02 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. Enjoying dinner out alone has been one of the simple joys I’ve found in this moment. Whether it’s sitting on a park bench with takeout, or eating […]

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